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. but the bottom line is that we have raised these issues. >> reporter: former president bill clinton tells cnn gross' imprisonment is halting improvement in relations with cuba. >> you can't expect us to do much more now unless there's some resolution of some of these human rights issues. >> now, the state department says that u.s. officials visit alan gross monthly. they say the last visit was november 27th. next one that they're asking for is december 26th. and they insist that he remains a top priority and they're working it diplomatically. wolf? >> jill dougherty with that back ground. thanks, jill, very much. joining us is judy gross, the wife of alan gross. judy, thanks very much for coming. >> thanks for having any. >> four years. how emotional is this for you? four years, your husband being held in cuba. >> it's emotional. it's very -- causes me a lot of anger i would have to say right now. i'm angry at the u.s. government. i'm angry at the cuban government. totally frustrated for this lack of action that alan is still in the same situation he was for four years. >> i understand your a
by the president that they could. bill clinton said he should honor that promise while his wife was somewhere staying silent. in the years to come, what you'll see is probably the former president, bill clinton, doing a lot of the dirty work to provide that separation and distance. at what point is she going to give, you know, senate democrats running in red states up for re-election in '14 or '16 cover, you know, she's going to have to go out there. she'll either agree that the policies are not popular with their constituents and need revisiting or she has to back up the president. i think that's going to be challenging for her. i think she's more likely to stay quiet. >> kevin, on the subject of cover, a.b. just brought it up there, the comments from bill clinton about obama care, when the former president said the current president should honor its commitment to allow people to keep their health care plans. let's play it once more, just for feeling. >> so i personally believe even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to thos
. >> meanwhile, former president bill clinton says his recent suggestion that president obama keep his word and let people keep their health insurance plans was not aimed, or not trying to distance hills from the president's health care law in an effort to help his wife hillary's potential 2016 presidential bid. >> i said nothing about this. not one word, until the president himself spoke. i don't think you can find anybody in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supported this bill or went out of his way to explain the bill to the american people more than i did. >> so mr. clinton says he does not know whether his wife will run for president. and adds that he would support joe biden as a 2016 presidential nominee if he got the nomination. he'll support any democratic nomination. >>> notre dame is suing over obama care birth control mandates. they're doing this again. the university filed a fresh lawsuit opposing insurance for student and employees saying it goes against the teachings of catholic church. the affordable care act does make exceptions for religious institutions.
to encourage americans, particularly young americans, to sign up. this as former president bill clinton defends his controversial comments about the law last month. senior white house correspondent brianna keilar is live with much more. how is this re-introduction of obama care going so far, brianna? >> reporter: the white house seems to think it's going well so far. but they also acknowledge the real proof is going to be in the december enrollment numbers. that's really their focus now that they're turning the page from the troubled website. >> one road block down, partially anyway. but the path ahead is still uphill. >> every day i check to make sure that it's working better. and, you know, we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be at all times. >> reporter: president obama kicking off another push to sell his signature health care law to a skeptical public. >> i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. >> reporter: as the white house spends
were called the most heartless people of all time. we passed it over two bill clinton wes to. he signed at any time third time. most everybody said that it was a great success. even people for children's defense fund said the most heinous things about us. that's one side of the argument. the other side of the argument is that and this is -- something i'm debating between myself so please some acting so shocked and stunned. there are real policy -- >> i'm trying to understand. >> i just explained the first part to you. people like you said we were hateful human beings back in 1996. >> for the record i was in favor of that and we did it before bill clinton. >> the second part really quickly is, second part is this is a recession unlike most recessions, and i can tell you when my father was unemployed in the recession in the early 1970s and getting $40 a week for mississippi for unemployment benefits and got one bag of groceries and fill up one tank of gas, if somebody had told us over that year and a half and my danielle adams was driving around the southeast with all of us trying to find
and diana? >> karen, thank you. >>> bill clinton is clarifying recent comments about health care. president clinton recently said that mr. obama should keep his word and allow people to keep their current plans. he told cnn yesterday he was trying to be supportive of the president. the obama administration has not announced plans to rectify that issue. also, bill clinton said he does not know if his wife will run for president in 2016. >>> vice president biden has arrived in beijing for high-stakes meetings on china's new claim about its air defense zone. it had significance after the u.s. and japan refused to recognize china's claim on that air space that's above the tiny island in the east china sea. >>> the public will hear the dramatic 911 calls from the handy hook massacre. the tapes will be released this afternoon. connecticut officials have tried to block them to protect families of the 20 children and 6 educators who were killed on that day. but they decided not to appeal after a court ruled to make those recordings public. >>> and now, to detroit, where the judge who approved the c
to move you to a different politician. and that is bill clinton who famously gave democrats cover, as we say, and said, well, i actually think he ought to let people keep their health care coverage. caused quite the stir. he did an interview with our juan carlos lopez and talked about that moment when he said, i think the president ought to change his mind on this. >> i got a lot at stake here personally in the work i have done for health care and the work i tried to support -- the support i have tried to give the president, and hillary does, too. >> i love the and hillary does, too. it caught more than a few ears because my feeling is that hillary clinton, were she to run say in 2016 for president, would like this off the table and would like to have distance from it. >> well, i don't know if i agree with that because i still do think that the politics will at the end of the day will play out in our favor as folks see what the difference is between the two sides, but, look, you know, if people think it is news that bill and hillary clinton consider themselves partners in a lot of their
president bill clinton released a statement saying today the world has lost one of its most important leaders and one of its finest human beings. south africans gather near nelson mandela's home to remember the man that led their country into a new era. he passed away after a long illness that left him bedridden for several months. >> we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. >> reporter: mandela was born into approved family in 1918 and grew up to become a lawyer, but in the '50s and '60s he became active in the movement against apartheid in south africa. he was convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government and sentenced to life in prison on south africa's infamous robin island. after 27 years in prison mandela was freed. >> i cherish the idea of a new south africa. >> so help me god. >> reporter: he became south africa's first black president and crafted a new constitution. he won the nobel peace prize and traveled the world repairing south africa's image and promoting tolerance. he retired from public life but continued to meet with dignitaries from around the w
in new york i spoke with former president bill clinton about the loss of his friend nelson mandela, and the legacy he leaves behind for the rest of the world. >> mandela lived in a global age of communications. he basically lit up the world with the fact that he seemed to move effortlessly through life with a smile on his face and a genuine concern for ordinary people along with his heavy duties. every day he got up and found the strength to leave his anger, hurt, and his regrets behind. >> reporter: what's the most indelible time of all the personal time -- and you had some intense personal time with him. is there any one that you can separate out? >> yes. one day when i was having all this conflicts with republicans in congress we were talking. i was glad to see him. i said, you know, it was a good thing did inviting your jailers to your inauguration and the reconciliation stuff, but how did you get there? he said, i remember it clearly. one day i realized that they had taken ab everything they could take from me. they had abused me physically and emotionally. they had kept me fr
political panel in the green room. it's been more than four decades since bill clinton's carefree days as a students. he was asked once again about that time. he didn't inhale, his answer was still hazy, aren't we past this as a nation? >> no, i think it still needs to be a high priority for us. and it all depends on what your definition of inhale is. [ female announcer ] thanks for financing my first car. thanks for giving me your smile. thanks for inspiring me. thanks for showing me my potential. for teaching me not to take life so seriously. thanks for loving me and being my best friend. don't forget to thank those who helped you take charge of your future and got you where you are today. the boss of your life. the chief life officer. ♪ the chief life officer. i know. great gas mileage, this is nice. and it's fun to drive. well you know that beats great mileage or being fun to drive. yeah, that'd be like someone being loud or clear. we need to slap the slippery fish right in the gill hole! happy time feed bag! frog face! cement leg! that's weird. i like "and" better. yeah. "and" i
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and the first lady. jimmy carter and bill clinton will fly separately. they will join dozens of other dignitaries and tens of thousands of mourners at the service being held in johannesburg. that is your morning brief. >> it was a subtle weekend. particularly in bitcoin. that will be a feature during the week. futures are up. the 10 year yield is that 84. the currency market is on the move. crude is at 111. the 30 year bond tries to migrate higher. 103.05. it was really quite important to see strong -- keep it going. we scoured the papers. >> some of the biggest tech companies are joining forces. they are demanding reforms on the nsa surveillance program. names include cap -- apple, google -- all of the silicon valley companies. they highlight the need to reform practices. after president obama told msnbc that he plans to propose curbs on the nsa to guard against snooping. >> facebook says to mind my business. >> what is the story here? >> there is tension between what the government is trying to get and forcing them to unveil or reveal some of what they have been doing. they are tryi
the audience that will include three former u.s. presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter as well as many other dignitaries and celebrities. george and laura bush are aboard air force one with the obamas right now. so is the former secretary of state hillary clinton, the current attorney general of the united states, eric holder, the national security advisor to the president, susan rice, among many, many others. let's bring in our chief national correspondent, john king, who has covered a lot of these kinds of trips. we have been on many of these major trips. can it get awkward from time to time? you have -- there will be four american presidents, current president, three former presidents, in south africa with their wives at the same time. >> number one, a major security challenge for the united states secret service and their international allies as they cooperate on this. i just spoke to a couple sources, they say they are very confident. can it get awkward. you mentioned the current president of the united states and raul castro. i was at the mandela inauguration wher
, as well from the ntsb. other news we're following, the former president of the united states bill clinton weighs in on the latest obama care developments. president clinton recently said president obama should keep his promise, let people keep their doctors and insurance plans. so what is his latest assessment of the affordable care act? juan carlos lopez of cnn espanol is just back from a one-on-one interview with clinton. how did it go? what did he say about obama care, juan carlos? >> wolf it, went very well. the president on his way to of brazil, clinton global initiative. we did speak about what he said about obama care. i guess this is obama care 2.0 launched today, this is what he said about his previous statement and been possible future problems within health reform. >> is it because you are setting the way for mrs. clinton to run, and second, are the problems with obama care limited to the website? >> the answer to the first question is no. first of all, i said nothing about this. not one word until the president himself spoke. and it was obvious to me listening to him that he w
, you've got some explaining to do. so he's trying to break it down. he talks about bill clinton as explainer in chief. and bill clinton is great. but barack obama has got mad skills, because he clients that baptist preacher-like, slow cadence, where he can get the humor in there. and preachers will say god will slow walk you. and then he's got the peyton manning -- sorry for these analogies. peyton manning throws the ball before the receiver turns the ball to where it should be so he can receive it when it gets there. so what obama is hoping is that i'm going to put out there now. because a year from now, people aren't going to remember the roll-out stuff. it's going to be like thank god i went to the doctor and it wasn't the emergency ward and guess what? now i've got my diabetes under control, my chemotherapy here, my viagra. there will be millions of men who will rise to the occasion and say we are grateful for what he has done. >> i just caught that. the thing is, zerlina, i think it's actually true, as funny as that was -- and i'm glad you made that appointment, the website
," and now for the sideshow. bill clinton shed some new light on one of his most enduring quotes from his 1992 campaign, no, it's not a place called hope but his defense about smoking pot. >> new controversy is swirling around in the form of marijuana smoke. it was during this appearance that he was asked point blank about illegal drugs. >> and that when i was in england, i experimented with marijuana a time or two, and i didn't like it and didn't inhale and never did it again. >> since then i didn't inhale has become one of the most quoted remarks in politics. >> like many things in the press, that whole thing has been totally twisted. i didn't say i was holier than thou. i said i tried. i never denied that i used marijuana. i told the truth. i thought it was funny. and with the only journalist who was there said i told the truth. everyone else had to cover that up because that's not the story they wanted to tell. so that's a silly thing. >> you could say many on the hard right have been overzealous over their krits sichl of president obama and the affordable care act. mark levine is the
. the image of bill clinton at robben island, what an amazing treat to see that up close. >> you've got world leaders going there, including he was very critical of george w. bush over the iraq war and bush is heading down there. he was critical of the united states way back in 2003. i think he said if there's a krntd has committed unspeakable an frosties, it is the united states. this is a man who spoke from the heart and people respected him for na. >> can too i along time for the u.s. to divest in investments in south africa. the funeral for nelson mandela will be one of the biggest funerals the world has ever seen. officials preparing to welcome more than 91 current, former heads of state for this memorial. and president obama en route along with former president george w. bush. rare they're on air force one together. decided to get a ride. >> hitched a ride. they're going to be joined, of course, by former presidents bill clinton who was also close to any son mandela, as you said, and jimmy carter, too. he's going for the memorial service. some other world leaders who plan to attend for
w. bush and bill clinton and former sexting tear of state hillary clinton. >> wurcht things that sometimes gets lost in the incredible personal impact he made on the world because of the way he handled his imprisonment and conducted himself later is that he was a very, very good president. >> mandela died on thursday at the age of 95. his body will lie in state. president obama's phoned mandela's widow. san francisco will hold its own memorial for mandela wednesday at 8:00 a.m. it will be in the city hall rotunda. former mayor willie brown has been asked to organize the service. . >>> let's head over to rosemary orozco. we have the oakland holiday children's parade today. hoping for some good weather for that. >> it will be dry. bring the winter coat. you will need it again. behind this system cold air spilling into the bay area, could be breezy for some of us into the afternoon. it will be a chilly one. we'll struggle in the upper 40s the sun is shining it's makes its way up. another, i don't know, minute or two until the fish sunrise. we might be right up on it. we're cl
for the republican governor says he condemned the remarks. >> former president bill clinton is speaking out about those critical comments he made about obama care last month. mr. clinton criticized president obama for his promise if you like your plan you can keep it. on tuesday, he set the record straight on what was or was not behind those remarks. >> is it because you are setting the way for mrs. clinton to run? and seconds, are the problems with obama care limited to the website? >> the answer to the first question is, no. first of all, i said nothing about this. not one word until the president spoke. >> the former president didn't say whether he thought problems with the law were confined to the website. he also didn't give any insight into a possible white house run by wife hillary in 2016. >> changes to frequent flyer programs could be on the way soon. justices heard arguments tuesday from a rap eye who says northwest airlines revoked his platinum elite status. the airline says it did so because he made too many complaints and booked himself on full flights in hopes of getting bumped. law
than a million people visited the site on monday. former president bill clinton spoke about the law yesterday saying the legacy will not be impacted as long as the flaws are fixed. >> if the computer problems are all fixed and it's up and running by -- and healthy in the next several weeks, i think the damage will be minimal. when president bush passed a bill to provide drug coverage to senior citizens under the medicare program, it was more unpopular when it was passed and there were lots of problems in the beginning with the computers. so the effects would be minimal? >> if it's fixed, yes, that's right. we need to see if this can be worked through. i think within four or five months people will be talking about something entirely different. and they'll be -- and no one will want to repeal this law. they want it to work. >> the pentagon has just appointed the highest ranking woman ever and she's pretty well known inside military circles and perhaps to some movie fans as well. her name is christine fox. she is acting defense secretary. and she inspired the character in one of the f
people visited the site on monday and former president bill clinton also spoke about the law yesterday saying its legacy will not be impacted as long as its flaws are fixed. >> if the computer problems are all fixed and it's up and running and healthy in the next several weeks, i this i that the damage will be minimal. when problem passed a bill to provide drug cover annual to senior citizens under the medicare program, it was more unpopular when it was passed and there were lots of problems in the beginning with the computers. >> so the effects would be a men mum? >> if it's fixed, that would be right. if it's worked through, i think in four or five months, people will be talking about it entirely differently and no one will want to repeal this law. they want it to work. >> you remember in 2004 when medicare part d passed, we had this same coverage and all because it was just so bad and they had the same problem, george bush had press conferences and they were -- oh, wait, that didn't happen. that's right, democrats are making that up. >> okay. >> the only thing involved in medicare p
former u s leaders george w bush bill clinton into the concept of the lungs that is a tuesday said its forces that will beat you in fact the gentle punk emo in eu commission president owes him one of frozen french president also on on the bridge financing to the cam and i think the sun built on more than ninety thousand south africans that espn stadium in to respect them and detonate his final appearance at the twenty ten football world cup the memorial will be shown on screens in three of the stadiums in that stinky but ninety screens are being set up nationwide all tiny fish as an actual band in the week ahead. the anti eclectic your pasta late on thursday at the age of ninety five. as we said south africa are paying two has made two will need is on tuesday at the first service to commemorate nelson and data liao cause for this to me tonight to explain the preparations and the events for the next few days the two nations are underway known for the big memorial service will take place at it from the stadium tomorrow that's needed to take up to ninety five thousand people. this was me
to the inaugural of bill clinton. he had great affection and respect and admiration for bill and hillary clinton. i was an advanced person back during those days. i helped to escort him around. my good friend, yolanda, who was in that picture, it was a great moment. later i had an opportunity to go to south africa and other places to help train workers and volunteers who would conduct the first multiracial elections in south africa. he was authentic. he was a giant. you know, when you were around him, you felt very special. he was joyful. he had a sense of humor, but there was this dignity about him, this strength about him. i will always remember his grace and his courage. >> and to donna's point, john, i want to bring you in. she talks about him being a giant. .headlines, these are one of the days you are looking at the headlines. "usa today" saying the death of a giant. you were there when nelson mandela was inaugurated in 1994. you've also covered many world events but you will never forget that moment. why? >> professionally it was the most powerful thing i've ever seen in my life. i say profe
, chris, because i was there when we went after bill clinton and people were accusing bill clinton of killing vince foster -- >> i know all that. >> clinton chronicles, killing people left and right. let me just say we were pretty savage, not me, but what right detector >> let me give you another example. >> pretty savage on bill clinton as much so as on barack obama. >> remember how al gore handled his defeat and the way supreme court addressed that issue and got the presidency for george w. bush. that's how our constitution works. al gore went out there and basically accepted that without complaint. al gore accepted the fact and then he won by 600,000 votes that w. was president. there were no legal challenges. there is an asymmetry between the hard right and the left. to say they are the same not true. >> there's an extraordinary speech by al gore that night and many observers thought if al gore had spoken that way over the campaign he probably would have won that election. >> if he had richard goodwin throughout the campaign instead of the concession speech it would have helped
. sometimes it doesn't. worked during parts of reagan's term, parts of bush 41's term, a budget deal. bill clinton had ups and downs with divided government. impeachment was no walk in the park but he still had a lot of stuff done because people on the hill willing to work with him. newt gingrich worked with him. >> they balanced the budget for three years. look what they did. i think grownups. i gave a speech on this book tour, i've been on this book tore twor the last couple of weeks or two months now. what gets the biggest applause, we don't need more democrats or republicans, we need more grownups. everybody seems to know what that means. a grown-up makes sure there's food on the table, lights go out at night, makes sure there's heating, make sure bills are paid, is responsible. i think that's what people want in government is responsible leadership. it's pretty basic. >> that's why people are reading and buying "tip and the gipper." you're on this book tour. that's why people are relating to it, it's exactly about the paradigm of people working across party lines. arguably this white
will be there to pay their respects. fox's ed henry just wrapped up an interview with bill clinton be who shared his memories of the leader. >> he talked to me in that prison cell as we grabbed the bars and looked out together about what it was like. and i said tell me how this changed you. how did you give up 27 of the best years of your life and come out a better man than you went? he said, i realized they could take everything from me except my mind and my heart. those things i would have to give them. he decided not to give them away. he was free before he was released. >> tributes have been pouring in over the last 24 hours. >> we've lost one of the most influential courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with us on this earth. >> extremely sad and traj ek news. we're just reminded what an extraordinarily inspiring man nelson mandela was and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family now. >> a new low, low, low, loss of pain. he accomplished the mission of using his mind, body and suffering to end the racial pooitical apartheid system. >> juan william
, for five years! the economic failures that he is slamming are not george bush's, they're not bill clinton's. they are his. and yes, the obama record poses a fundamental threat to the american dream for millions of americans. he's got that right. take a look under mr. president. the income gap four times fast erbie comparing average wages to median wages, has expanded nearly four times faster than it did during george w. bush's terms in office. under president obama, 6.7 million more americans have fallen intopoverty. under this president, the same one who had the utd tutter audacity to stand before cameras and speak as though he has been absolutely uninvolved in policy for the past five years. i mean an extraordinary thought. the number of workers receiving disability benefits under his administration over the course of the past five years has risen by 20% to almost 9 million people. under president obama, the number of people receiving food stamps has risen by 50% to nearly 48 million americans. under president obama, 21.6 million americans are unemployed, underemployed or given up looki
, president bill clinton spoke with us and remember when bill clinton said president obama should honor his, if you like it you can keep it pledge? clinton says those comments were not intended to distance his wife and her potential white house candidacy from any obama care headaches. here he was. >> i was trying to be supportive of it. i don't think you can find anybody in america who worked harder for his re-election or support of this bill or went out of the way to explain the bill more than i did. there's no politics there. i didn't say anything until he talked. i'm trying to be supportive. i do think we have to get the website up and we have to work. is it confined to the website? that's the biggest problem because if the website is working and everybody can see what their options are, then in most states, most people will have a good option, which will be the same or less costly than the one they had before that will cover the same or more conditions. so, i think it will be all right. but, know there was no politics involved. >> when asked if hillary clinton will run for president bec
and it was in 2000. president bill clinton became the first american president to visit the island since the u.s. returned okinawa to japan in 1972. no president has been there since. congratulations to today's winner, peter wesley. so send your trivia suggestions to we'll let fleetwood mac take us to break. ♪ yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone ♪ is this the bacon and cheese diet? this is the creamy chicken corn chowder. i mean, look at it. so indulgent. did i tell you i am on the... [ both ] chicken pot pie diet! me too! [ male announcer ] so indulgent, you'll never believe they're light. 100-calorie progresso light soups. >>> time for my tuesday takeaway. with 750,000 visitors to the site yesterday without a crash and the obama administration now confident that the website is functioning, at least for consumers the way it was intended to, not necessarily yet for the health insurance companies, the republican repeal movement may actually now fizzle out completely. as dana milbank writes in "the washington post" opponents of the affordable care act may have lost wha
with messages from politicians, celebrities. bill clinton said he proved that there is freedom in forgiving and that a big heart is better than a closed mind and that life's real victories must be shared. he dedicated his life to a singular cause. a quest to free the black population of his homeland, and accomplishing that he freed south africa's white population and freed an entire nation and in freeing a nation, he freed the entire world. that's it for me. that's it for me. "ac 360" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- >>> thanks, good evening everyone. we're devoting this hour to nelson mandela. very few people transformed their country. the crowd outside his house speak to that. ♪ ♪ >> sad news, there is a sense of celebration how far nelson mandela brought south africa and brought us all and
clinton. bill clinton's traveling separately from rio and jimmy carter will join them in johannesburg as well. only the second time in history that the current president and three former ones are together on foreign soil. also making the trip, texas republican senator ted cruz. senate democrats were asked not to go because of their busy legislative calendar this week. on the house side, aaron schock is leading a 24-member delegation. many of those members are for the congressional black caucus. president obama will speak tomorrow at the service which you can watch right here on msnbc beginning at 4:00 a.m. eastern. that's tomorrow in the morning. we'll be right back after this. d over the taste of starbucks house blend? not that we like tooting our own horn but... ♪ toot toot. [ male announcer ] find gevalia in the coffee aisle or at [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, aluminum production in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it
's a socialist and that is what will be coming. god bless us all. host: former president bill clinton weighed in on the health care law i while ago, saying that the president should keep his pledge on if you like your you -- insurance you should keep it. was interviewed yesterday and asked about why he made those comments. [video clip] is it because you are setting the way for mrs. clinton to run? our problems with obamacare limited to the website? the answer to the first question is no. first of all, i said nothing about this. not one word until the president himself spoke. it was obvious to me, listening him, that he wanted the feel that hele to had kept his commitment and that understand that he in all of ther policies that were in existence on the day he signed the health care law. he did not take over the insurance industry. thanxample, today, less 20% of those 11 million policies exist in the individual insurance market even existed when president obama signed the bill. i was trying to be supportive of him. can findhink you anybody in america who has worked harder for his reelection or
nelson mandela in 2005 when he was a senator. former presidents bill clinton and bush will also travel. >> what are the plans for the week ahead? >> south africa is preparing for a week of mourning for nelson mandela dying in his sleep on thursday. and as the flags fly around south africa sunday has been designated as a day of prayer and reflection. it comes as 52 million are asked to remember nelson mandela in their thoughts and prayers. the next most important day is tuesday the 10th. memorial service will be held at the soccer stadium, conceding 95,000 people. it was the site of a 2010 world cup final. it's as the kalabash. it's the form of a cooking pot. nelson mandela's body will lie in state at the union building in pretoria on wednesday and thursday. it's the official residets of the current president. there'll be many memorial services throughout the country. there'll be a state funeral. however, we have information because at the funeral nelson mandela's family and the world will say goodbye to the first black president and nobel peace prize lawyer yet. also attending will be
and former presidents, george w. bush, jimmy carter and bill clinton. >> a map who defended his imprisonment is speaking out about his leg as yip. when manned -- legacy. when nelson mandela was freed he insisted that he serve in the government. we talk about this unique relationsh relationship. >> this man helped to keep nelson mandela in gaol. and then he served under him. it was his task to defend the imprisonment of nelson mandela privately he long lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in june 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department, to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we are making a martyr of him every day he stays in prison. that his international acclaim and status would grow to an extent where we would not be able to handle it. unfortunately at the time it was shot down. >> eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man that spent 27 years in prison, and the day the - he displayed the energy to the person who has been a president before. amazing what insight in the minds of people and for that matter into world affairs. >
accompanied by president bill clinton who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own first black president. and in 2011, he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters malia and sasha. admired around the world and revered at home, nelson mandela's south africa embraced a future and he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> let's just take a look at the johannesburg stock market. we saw in the past half an hour, there was a five-minute pause to trade to go mark mandela's passing. it's been one of the stronger performers so far this year, 13 plus percent the size of the gains. the currency, the opposite story that we've seen pressure on the south african rand of late. dollar/rand rates are up, which means the rand has been down 24% so far this year. we've seen further gains extended across the xetra dax. still a couple hundred points as what w
at the event, madeleine albright who served under bill clinton. they talked about the recent passing of former south african president nelson mandela. this is 25 minutes. [applause] >> thank you very much. please. thank you. thank you for your kind words and thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. here to celebrate those that dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remiss if we did not toak as a little while ago honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes. ansident mandela was activist, a prisoner of conscience and a political leader. he was, above all, a teacher. he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater than the power and differences of race and nationality. his presence on this earth will be sorely missed, but his lessons will endure in the hearts of millions. this has become a very special event. part of what tom talked about, and it is with sadness that he has passed from this world. we have come together because of this extraordinary trailblazer, from san mateo to washington, to budapest. tom was in all of his family. and w
as secretary of state under bill clinton. they talked about the recent passing of south african mandela. nelson this is 25 minutes. >> thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. please, thank you. you. your kindto mica for words and good morning. thank you to all of you. i'm thrilled to be here. are here to celebrate those who have dedicated their lives rights movement and we would be remiss if we did not speak as to mica did a little while ago to honor the passing movement'she greatest heros nelson mandela. he was an activist, a prisoner conscious, a statesman and above all a teacher and he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater than the power of hate and the differences of race and matter less than our shared humanity. his presence on this earth will but his lessons will endure in the hearts of millions. in fact become a event as part of what tom talked about an awful lot. it is a sadness ma nelson thisla has passed from world but it is very much the tame kind of story that tom lantos talked about so much. we come together because of that blazer.ina
, george w. bush, bill clinton are all expected to go to south africa next week. in london, the british house of commons will pay tribute to the leader on monday. david cameron is one of the expected speakers. we will have that live at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span2. ate remarks from john kerry the form which is hosted every year at the brookings institution. it focuses on u.s./israel relations and challenges in the middle east. yearss a look at his 10 so far at the state department and the overall foreign-policy challenges that the obama administration faces. we will show all we can. is the policy director to talk about foreign policy challenges. welcome. they are reporting that they are talking about details. you concerns about the deal overall? guest: they are working out the devils of this plan. this is a line is deal we could have done a lot better. under that deal, the united states is starting to dismantle international sanctions. iran is not dismantling a single centrifuge. it is not starting to dismantle the heavywater reactor which a once called al plutonium bomb factory. sancti
w. bush was already on the plane. bill clinton is traveling separately from rio de janeiro where he was attending a global initiative event. also plan to join. george a chevy bush is the only living president who will not .ttend he is no longer able to travel long distances. president obama spoke over the weekend about u.s. relations with israel. it is a form marked by the brookings institute. centersterviewed by the founder. this is about 50 minutes. hello! [applause] >> how are you doing? >> i'm good. hello, everybody. >> one of your staffers said you are in a great mood this afternoon, so -- >> i am. >> we're doubly blessed here. so that's terrific. i'd like to thank you very much for being here today, mr. president. the forum, and i personally, are honored to have you join us in this conversation. and i am personally honored that you insisted that i have this conversation with you, even though i never set foot for any conversation for 10 years. so thank you. i'm very honored. shall we start with iran? >> we should. >> okay, good. [laughter] mr. president, polls indicate that 77%
wife. former president bill clinton is traveling separately from rio de jimmyo. former president carter also plans to attend. president h w bush is the only former president not attending. he is no longer able to travel. upset with the president. they covered my mental health for the first few meetings i had. walking in the and a woman was among the press people. "no one ever covers my meetings." she said "it is just not a sexy issue." tour the country. we passed the mental health systems act of 1980. then as jimmy says, he was on build -- involuntarily retired from the white house. carter, lady rosalynn tonight at 9:00 eastern live on c-span and c-span3. also c-span radio and www.c- >> remarks now from israeli foreign minister avigdor lieberman. he comments on the current is really palestinian peace talks, the u.s. role in the process. the foreign minister was interviewed friday by washington post reporter david ignatius at a forum hosted by the brookings institution. this is about an hour. [applause] >> so, foreign minister is really your welcome back to washington event. yo
charged with illegal entry. former president bill clinton secured their release in 2009. now, u.s. officials and family members are being very careful, of course, not to say anything that could jeopardize the situation of the americans being held by the north koreans. wolf? >> let's hope both of them are released soon. thanks very much, barbara. >>> just ahead, rare access to the front lines of the battle for damascus. cnn takes you to the heart of syria's bloody civil war. >>> plus, an interesting gift choice. what the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu gave to pope francis today. ♪ ♪ ♪ i wanna spread a little love this year ♪ ♪ i wanna spread a little love and cheer ♪ [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- provocative design and exacting precision come together in one powerful package at the lexus december to remember sales event, with some of the best offers of the year on our most thrilling models. this is the pursuit of perfection. on our most thrilling models. every day we're working to and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment
as well, and the negotiations went well. they went so well that bill clinton had to decide and fli ia coin at the end this presidency whether going to go to north korea or if he was going to try to finalize an arab-israeli peace agreement he and he decided for the arab-israeli peace agreement. wrong choice. he probably could have gotten the north korean agreement. george w. bush came in. colin powell wanted to pick up where clinton left off. he had his hat handed to him. he was humiliated for making that statement. john bolton who was in charge of nonproliferation, state department, went about leaking information that the north koreans might have a secret program to enrich uranium and there was a confrontation in 2002, and low and behold the north koreans admitted they were indeed investigating and richmond and the whole deal fell apart. the north koreans left v. npt, building reactor and tested weapons. there were other agreements wert were reached with the north koreans. in 2005 there was an agreement that was reached with the north koreans that broke and this is certainly true. the natu
foundation. also speakingion madeleine all served as secretary of state under bill clinton. they talked about the recent passing of south african mandela. nelson this is 25 minutes. >> thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. please, thank you. you.
. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, and bill clinton will attend some of the services scheduled for this week. we don't have the exact time line or schedule, but they plan to be here. we will have much more from here but i know you're tracking breaking news in the state, erica. back to you. >> thank you, lester. >>> today's top story. the american veteran merrill newman will be home are his family in california in a matter of house. he has been held prison in north korea for weeks. late last night he was relieved and quickly began that trip home. ian williams is tracking the developments for us this morning from beijing. ian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. merrill newman is now a free man after north korea deported him on the first available fleight out of pyongyang. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk government has gave me to be on my way. >> reporter: he also said that he was particularly grateful to the north koreans for releasing him and he was looking forward to seeing his wife. the north koreans said they leaved him
that it was sufficiently long. and then maybe two years later, must have been '92, i introduced him to bill clinton, and i looked at some photographs later and realized that the president, that is clinton, is slightly taller than nelson mandela. so that means that in my mind, he was ten feet tall. >> of course. >> that's why i was concerned. >> what was that like when you went to jfk to meet him? >> oh, it's clearly one of the greatest moments in my life. our son reminds me that it has to be second to his birth and maybe even his sister's. but it was a great moment. i and my bride, we were just enthralled as he descended the steps of that plane. he'd come from canada. we were just so moved. and to have him in gracie mansion, the singular thing about him is his total absence of bitterness. and all the time. because keep in mind we were with him at quiet moments, playing with our granddaughter, who was born in february of that year. he was always the same. i remind people that he was interviewed by ted koppel on "nightline." ted leaned in. he's a tough interviewer. he said, mr. mandela, about the communists
of icons and maybe always will be. president bill clinton, who has such a wonderful with words, said this: every time nelson mandela walks into a room, we all feel a little bigger. we all want to stand up, we all want to cheer, because we'd like to be him, like him on our best day. sadly, nelson mandela won't with walking into our rooms ever again, but we can all still strive to be like him on our best days. for as he said in one of his memorable proverbs, what counters in life is not -- counts in life is not the mere fact that we've lived, it is the difference we've made to the lives of others. >> here, here. >> mr. alistair byrd. >> thank you, mr. speaker. it's a real privilege to to follow the right honorable gentleman. he speaks with an authenticity that few others could have in these circumstances. and it must be the case the vindication of history sits comfortably on his shoulders and all those in the anti-apartheid movement, and he is entitled to his day today, and he's spoken so well of the things that matter so much to him and to so many of us. i remember as a small boy writing -
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